Visiting Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies (R2207)

Maine, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 08, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies at Bates College invites applications for a one-year visiting position in Rhetorical Studies to begin August 2021. 

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a related field. 

Candidates with demonstrated success in working with historically underrepresented, first-generation to college, and marginalized student populations are encouraged to apply.

The position will require teaching five courses and advising senior thesis projects. The courses include our introductory “What is Rhetoric?” course which introduces students to classical and contemporary rhetorical thought and provides our students an orientation to texts in the public sphere as well as significant writing experience. In addition to this course, this individual would teach a senior-level seminar, and mid-level courses grounded in race, gender, sexuality, class, or other categories of identity. We are interested in a candidate able to teach courses that overlap - but broaden - our current curriculum. A focus on intersectional categories of analysis, social justice, and community engaged learning is desired.  

The department is especially interested in candidates who can continue our commitment to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the department and college through their teaching. Candidates with a commitment and experience with inclusive pedagogies are preferred. While there are no research requirements for the position, the successful candidate would demonstrate the ways a strong commitment to engagement with broader scholarly communities enriches the classroom. 

Consideration of applications begins March 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of strong teaching (such as teaching philosophy and course evaluations). We ask candidates to include evidence of their commitments and successes regarding equity, inclusion and antiracism in the classroom and curriculum of a small liberal arts college throughout their materials. We will ask for two letters of recommendation and graduate transcripts from the candidates shortlisted for the position. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.